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Old 09-25-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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We found our used but in very good condition fiver. We are outfitting it from items we already own that are currently in the basement and attic.

Do you all leave your kitchen items, glassware, silverware and dishes in your unit over the winter months?

I imagine that you take in the sheets and blankets but maybe not?

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Old 09-25-2014, 09:01 AM   #2
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A lot depends on how well you can control the interior humidity , while the RV is in storage.
When we stored, our RV, in the winter, everything but plastic ware came out, and was stored inside the house.
Chemical de-humidifiers ( 2 ) checked for contents ever 2 weeks, with all the cupboard doors left open.
If you're in a dry area , flatware & pots etc. may be ok, but sheets and blankets, should be removed and washed; vacuum packed if you have those bags.

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Old 09-25-2014, 09:10 AM   #3
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We always leave everything in the RV except food and anything else that can freeze. We also run a large dehunidifier all winter. Come spring a little cleaning, add food and we are ready to go. With the dehumidifier running we dont worry about damp of clamy bedding.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:14 AM   #4
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Dishes, cutlery, cups, glasses, kitchen appliances etc. Yes Bed linens, pillows> Yes (with the exception of blankets and quilts that stay in the coach) toiletry items, razors, mirrors > yes Sanitary supplies (TP, tank deodorizer etc) > no.
We pretty much have another residence in the MH except for water, food, clothing.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:01 AM   #5
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Everything that could freeze comes out. We live in Michigan. Our mh is parked in our yard, so we are able to check on it regularly. I run a small ceramic heater to help keep it dry.

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Old 09-25-2014, 11:29 AM   #6
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Prior to this season's end we did like dvmweb, even leaving canned goods in there if they still had long shelf-life remaining. We kept an oil-filled heater near the bathroom/bedroom entrance with a digital thermostat keeping things at about 40F.

This year it will be completely stripped out, as we'll be taking it to a consignment dealer in a couple of weeks. We're giving up the lifestyle on cost grounds. We anticipate that soon-to-graduate grand-kids might want some of the household things. I'll be leaving in the two TV sets (4:3 ratio CRTs original to the rig's manufacture time) and an older DVD player that's shock-mounted in the driver's overhead stowage. We'll also put the external vehicle cover and the tire covers in.

The local Soroptimist and Kiwanis charity shops may be getting whatever stuff the grand-kids don't want.
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We use ours year round so it stays ready to go. Plugged in at home with either A/C or heat turned on.

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